April 14, 2018 marked the first day of trout season statewide! Below are a few photos from excited anglers,
provided by Tackle Shack, Wellsboro, PA.
Thank you for sharing!
Gene Mead and his Grandsons,
Logan and Gavin had a wonderful day fishing!! (photo provided by angler)
On the first day of the statewide trout season, John Szentesy and
his daughter Leah headed out to Hamilton Lake.
They had a wonderful day fishing together! Thank you for sharing your
story with us! (photo provided by angler)
Vince Coates headed to Asaph Run, Tioga County to fish on the first
day of trout. What a catch Vince! Thank you for sharing! (photo provided by
Trout season opened with
wonderful weather! Most anglers had a
great weekend fishing area lakes and streams.
Recent rain events increased flows in all streams and rivers. Most streams are on their way back down and
should be fishable by this weekend.
Hamilton Lake, Pine Creek, Asaph Run, Beechwood Lake – Over the opening weekend,
anglers caught fish using shrimp, pink salmon eggs, butterworms, waxworms, red
worms and various paste baits.
are running a little behind this year.
With continued cold weather and muddy conditions, it might be another
few weeks until Crappie season kicks off.
Pine Creek – Hatches are minimal. Most
anglers are catching trout subsurface, using stonefly patterns, worm
imitations, caddis pupa and various small streamers. Olive streamers are working best, but with
the dirty water, black will be a good color.
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake Spillway – Anglers are catching
Crappie, Yellow Perch and Bluegill using butterworms, red worms, yellow twister
tails, and beadhead nymphs.
Evangeline, of Beech Creek, PA, caught some nice bluegill and
crappie on a recent fishing trip to the Sayers spillway. Way to go young angler!
Spring Creek – Water temperature is in the
40s. The water is currently high and
dirty, but dropping and clearing fast.
Fishing should be good the remainder of the week and weekend!
Anglers are catching trout
using nymphs (olive nymphs #18; baetis emergers #18-22; Walt’s Worms #12-16; olive
Anglers are also catching
trout using Blue Wing Olive, midge dry flies on upper Spring Creek and Grannom
Caddis dry flies on lower Spring Creek. (Blue Wing Olive #18-22; Midges #22-26,
Grannom Caddis #12-14)
Suckers are spawning! Yellow or cream sucker spawn (#12-16) are
catching trout, especially those stacked behind the suckers.
During and after rain events
are a great time to catch trout using olive or black streamers near the current
breaks and banks (slumpbusters #6-10).
Fishing Creek – Water temperature is in the low
40s. Due to recent rain events the
stream is currently blown out, with high and dirty water. It should be fishable by the weekend, so be
Anglers are catching trout
using streamers (black or olive #6-10) and nymphs (iron lotus #14-18; Frenchie
#14-16; Prince nymph #12-16).
A few anglers are also
catching trout using Blue Wing Olives (#18-22) and midges (#22-26)!